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to the point that some gulag of our time. the fifth of november which many will remember scuffles in london between police and mass protests is the anonymous movement draws anticorruption rallies worldwide . georgia signs up its military to more years in afghanistan to do see its chances of nato membership we speak to both supporters and troops families who say their loved ones have already paid in blood. and reaching for the stars the sochi winter olympic torch prepares for liftoff and its first ever space for. thanks for being with us today you're watching. guy fawkes night took on
a global field this year activists in more than four hundred cities turned out for the million mask march it was a show of anger against online privacy breaches corporate greed and corrupt governments. well first london in a bomb fire lit side the gates of buckingham palace with crowds wearing white masks involved in scuffles with police there were similar scenes near parliament to sarah firth was there. no you. are trying to post about the protests over the your mom are the other car go through every day a lot of resistance from the protesters. the lot of other people no more live as well possibly even more than that in the last. days with very very ugly right at
the right and clear the right lively not the ruin the whole movement look i know exactly that that it would be a. rather unexpectedly the million mom march here in london has paid. the fees they had me from the houses of parliament where they were protesting and they won't write down all of them out here in london if you look behind him they're all walking down the mall with. oh. well then ma'am are protests here in london have ended up outside buckingham palace oh yeah there's them even making it across the gate we're seeing clashes break out and i between police and protesters and some of the groups been saying often as he
said coming all the way down here of course this may even been taking place in cities around the world tonight but here in london protesters ending the day outside buckingham palace sara first r.c. . well across the atlantic protesters in the united states also used their chance to deliver a firm no to corporate greed and previously breaches crowds marched through downtown los angeles to show their solidarity with the movement many of them have links with the occupy wall street front born two years ago and the east coast activists also. side the white house to protest is more now from our washington correspondent. here in washington you have different protest groups marching under the umbrella of be anonymous they protest different things to protest what they see is a police state they focused against the persecution of whistleblowers they protest against wall st told the world's biggest producer of genetically modified seeds so
generally speaking they see themselves as a movement against the government and corporations taking advantage of the people. who are. so we're standing next to the white house what do you want president obama to hear you want president obama to hear that five years after the financial crisis the banks being bailed out we're still suffering people are still struggling they're drowning in debt we live in a country that's fundamentally unfair we no longer have the rule of law from the n.s.a. to edward snowden to chelsea manning all over the world people are speaking out whistleblowers are speaking out regular people are speaking out and saying enough is enough we want justice we want to know when people ask if a decentralized mass movement like this can achieve anything other than just making noise well last year they were instrumental in informing people about this but legislation that will provide legal protection for the internet giants that spano private information their users truthout with agencies and now in light of edward
snowden's revelations they demand a drastic overhaul of the n.s.a. . in fact the movement rolled out in almost every continent francis lee in portugal were among the e.u. countries which i saw the protest elsewhere canada mexico and brazil were involved in demonstrations also drew crowds in japan australia and new zealand well but the face of guy fawkes more popular than ever abby martin looks at its significance later this hour. very hard pressed to not find this mask at a recent protest but ironically every time the mask is purchased time warner gets a cut yes because of time turners move even for a company also trademark the mask but despite this disturbing contradiction the mask still serves a very noble purpose it's helped to give activists immunity and identity to anonymity.
that's breaking assess in a few minutes time now is the previously campaigners stood their ground another edward snowden leak in turn that that it's not just the us that might have been prying into germany's classified affair as the british ambassador has been summoned by over a new spying report it's claimed the u.k.'s intelligence agency you run a top secret listening post in its embassy in the german capital this is the second spying bill that billions received from its closest allies first being washington bugging chancellor merkel's phone britain's data harvesting outlined in the report has angered several officials who called it an acceptable and unlawful gens from germany's pirate party doesn't think his country is an innocent victim. the german government of course did notice what was happening on the roof top of the
u.s. embassy and the u.k. embassy because it's clear for everybody who looks at that big what's going on there but i think that the german interior secret service they are not allowed to investigate the l a's this is simply because germany right now is such a class partner of the of the u.s. and they want to become a first class partner so our government is simply selling our privacy and their own privacy to climb up the ladder. the u.s. senate has its own vision on resolving spy scandals once and for all by plugging leaks with dollars lawmakers have approved the annual intelligence authorization act that includes funding operations to prevent revelations similar to those made by edward snowden the director of the n.s.a. will also have more powers to investigate employees with security clearances. coming up shortly
a resurgent al qaeda is reportedly eyeing up libya's vulnerable you're a installs. it is traditionally could be used in a new a radiological explosive device or just used to terrify people. a former british military chemical warfare commander explains to us the potential dangers should these nuclear ingredients fall into the wrong that's coming up. the sochi twenty fourteen winter olympic torch relay is approaching and a story checkpoint final preparations are being made to send it into space martin andrews is at the cosmodrome where the launch will take place. up up and away yes the countdown begins it's now less than twenty four hours until the olympic torch makes this moment in history this fascinating journey up to the international space station it will be. more in moscow in the lords will be also see.
new york of course this is a moment in history of course not only the fact that it's the second time. the spacecraft will talk to the. total of my crew members on board so i'll be quite a party up there my opinion i think the space station is one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind in modern times because of the international cooperation of all the countries involved so it's great that we can tie these two great events in and the a limp dicks in the international space station tie them together in some small way and we're happy to be a small part of it but. the olympic flame is one of the most ancient symbols of peace and it's a great responsibility and a great pleasure to be working with this symbol. taking the specially modified torch because of course you can't have a naked flame in the vacuum of space out of the cess on the ninth of november scheduled to come back here down to earth on the eleventh of november lots of press
here from all around the world a frenzy of excitement here in baikonur of course there's lots of military the heightened security is in full places going to be almost children military here of course this is part of the exciting plan russian war for the olympic torch it's already been to the north pole where it was on nuclear powered ice breaking ship it will make its way to lake by car the largest freshwater lake in the world go to the very very bottom of that lake and also make its way to the tallest mountain in europe to the peak of elbrus before its final journey to the olympic opening ceremony on the seventh of february next year insult you on the black sea a lot so look forward to but of course at the moment for the next twenty four hours all the eyes on the olympic flame and the torch is journey to morrow to the look forward to in a moment that's promised to be literally out of this world. and every inch of the
way we are following the torch on its epic journey around russia and beyond and you can follow it to at r.t. dot com. the netherlands is taking russia to call for detaining greenpeace activists in the arctic sea in september thirty environmentalist were arrested after trying to scale a russian oil rig in the dutch are demanding their release. as this report. russia is not going to take part in the proceedings the russian authorities from the get go worse than that they actually have a lot more issues with the dutch government than the dutch government could possibly have for moscow russian authorities are saying that they have been closely monitoring the activities of the arctic sunrise for quite some time and the have been worried about them and how very repeatedly asked to do something about the vessel and. those who are on board the arctic sunrise the netherlands remained kind
of mom on the whole matter now what to the netherlands are hoping to take off this tribunal is the provisional release of the thirty people who are on board the vessel from jail in which they have been since the middle of september they're hoping to get a ruling from the international tribunal sometime in the next couple of weeks at the same time there is talk from the greenpeace press secretary in russia of the activists possibly being transferred to a different jail from mormons which is in the north of petersburg however there is no official confirmation in that regard norris's has said that they would drop the charges of piracy and replace them with charges the polygonal very recently however that has not been done yet as a bitter pill for some docs in the united states a report reveals the some torture instead of giving them treatment details but still ahead this hour and britain's construction industries building at its fastest
welcome back after a decade of war in afghanistan declared that it's going for more nights. that even after next year's troop pullout tbilisi wants to prove itself to the alliance which it desperately wants to join and is ready for an ocean reports leaders are accused of being willing to pay blood to do so. this georgian woman suffers a tragic loss the hardest thing for any mother her son is a rob her son to get his son and came back in
a coffin. his body was frozen the coffin was full of ice but we're open to it i saw many scars on his head. i remember woman in military uniform had come to my place she told me that my son had died in the explosion at the barracks but that he is a hero. rob had planned to get married in september he signed up for military service to get a salary of seven hundred dollars a month so he could start a new life. what good are all these medals these owners if he's no longer live what should i do now. georgia under president mikhail saakashvili made joining nato a national priority. as a nonmember the country has been very good and collison operations in afghanistan since two thousand and four georgia has sent around eleven thousand troops there making it the largest known elias contributor. around thirty georgian soldiers have
died in afghanistan. and the new leadership seems likely to stick to that course they use old keys to raise their ratings on the world arena really has a more prime minister but i should be there has a more why don't they send them to the canister why should we pay. our head georgian military expert says the country needs to join nato to protect itself from russia. in two thousand and eight to the lycée launched a large scale assault on its rake away province of south a settin in violation of a truce to regain control over it dozens of russians living there were killed the russian military intervened fending off the georgian forces and a five day conflict. is now. through cheeze have already pledged to bring self-assertive back into the fold. if we become a nato member then chapter five will protect us and we'll be able to rely on nato
as help in the event of any military conflict and we send our children to afghanistan to show our bridges to cooperate this is the price we pay yes nicko also has kids two daughters i ask him whether he'd send his son to have denniston if he had one it's a very difficult question but i'd be honored for him to become a hero they spoke of two hundred pages as cold heroes twenty nine stories of young georgian men who died in a military mission in afghanistan fortunately these tragedies have not been repeated since the book was published several months ago but as the country expands its contribution to international mission it's easy to imagine more similar chapters unfolding. r.t. from georgia doctors are supposed to hail not harm but some u.s. medics are being accused in an independent study of being complicit in the torture
of suspected terrorists it is claimed they helped design inhumane and cruel procedures when they should have stood up to the cia's orders associate professor of medicine dr alan keller from new york university believes the doctors were often the driving force behind implementing abusive treatment. it was clear policy and practice of the department of defense and of the cia that following the tragic events of september eleventh that torture was institutionalized and that health professionals not only protists it paid it passively but frankly led this led this in terms of developing the abusive torture methods that were used in kata following their use and in her pet you waiting a lot i that these methods are safe and effective interrogation techniques there
is no question that they were torture they were dangerous they were abusive they're not effective at all listening accurate information and they are wrong inmates at the notorious one time i'm obey prison know what it's like to enjoy your intense interrogation and r.t. crew has been given a rare chance to report from within the camp and online to see what we discovered is official showed off the equipment for the widely criticized force feeding procedure insisting it's not really that bad. also israel's olive branch to keep stuff like in peace talks it's offering to make the barrier which surrounds the west bank the border of any future palestinian state. is sounding at the un over an unguarded uranium warehouse in the libyan desert controlled by regional weapons what's worse it's reportedly drawing the interest of al qaida a former british military chemical defense command has told r.t.
what might happen if terrorists get hold of this material. it is not highly radioactive itself however we did see a uranium ore in india some six months ago and it did get a hold of this yellowcake. it is potentially could be used in a rage logical explosive device or just used to terrify people it's not very toxic but it is radioactive and that would create a tremendous amount of terror if al qaeda got it everybody is is terrified of radiation and we hear the horror stories for a place like. where accidents to occur and to yellowcake is radioactive it appears to be held in an unsecured store and although it wouldn't present a a health risk for very short periods exposure to it and certainly if yellowcake is ingested and uranium miners to suffer from
a high degree of cancer from ingesting powders similar to yellow cake so certainly not a total surprise they're concerned about it and not happy to have it in their community unguarded. meanwhile the rest of libya is still on a knife edge the capital erupted in battles between rival militia groups after the eastern half of libya declared autonomy establishing a new government that authority says it now rules the east which produces almost sixty percent of libya's oil the powerful warlord backing the breakaway government has seventeen thousand troops under his command and shut down nearly half of the country's oil exports this summer and there's a weak central government in tripoli which is struggling to rein in the militia groups one defense analyst told us that he thinks the country's division with help from abroad. the central government in tripoli has no control over the country at large and the militias have sidelined tribal leaders and taken over power and
this this was doing turned and consequence from the beginning be no utah intention was never to do niger libya remember let's look at don. from sudan because of the oil rich region and they're doing exactly the same here the big guards the area or the big part of libya is all you rich so they're going to split it. they can control the oil directly there being a builder in britain meant good well paid work and plenty of it when the crisis struck it hit construction hard today though firms are doing more business than any time in the last six years yet attracting the skilled workers back onsite is proving to be tough. it where the industry is pointing the blame. it's supposed to be a bellwether for the economy as
a whole but britain's construction industry has been crippled by the financial crisis literally this central london site was supposed to house a skyscraper called the planet cope but those cranes over there have been lying idle for almost two years off the financing for the office tower dried up now instead of the pinnacle those in the business preferred to call it the stump instead while commercial buildings lack private funding government budget cuts have hit public projects hard hundred fifty thousand skilled construction workers in the u.k. are out of was and on the dole the welfare payments a costing the government the two billion pounds a year if this government invested when that kind of power and it continued with various plans such as building schools for the few. moving new hospitals we would eventually be fine building bridges to produce the country on the other side for all its. experts have advised the government that if they invest just fine to sent
those two billion pounds on funding public building projects such as affordable housing will create thousands of jobs there's been a big. government investment. projected for continuing to next be is there all things that government can do to get this industry b.b. again and i think what we're saying is that government is to get on and do that and not allow the stagnation to carry on for the next five years while sites are abandoned the workforce has been losing skills to paper over the cracks all those has been stepping in there are a lot of modern workers working on construction side british were those saying to baby the more elderly workers on sawing that is probably caused by the lack of apprenticeships and the lack of trying in this type of life in our industry economic recovery tends to start with the construction sector beginning to move on
the good news is that off to years of stagnation in the u.k. the only way from here is. for the boys aussie sons and. a quick look now at some other news in china a series of bombs have exploded outside a regional communist party headquarters killing one person and injuring eight ball bearings placed in the device ripped through a crowd of government employees who were heading to work it's not known who's behind the blast just over a week ago two tourists died and dozens more were injured in a terrorist attack when a car rammed into a crowd on channon square. scuffles in mexico city between police and farmers fighting for a fair price for their produce one protester here was tackled to the floor and kicked after running from offices only some farm products are subsidized by the government leading leading others to claim they are at an economic disadvantage. and india has launched its first space craft band for mars the rocket will orbit
earth over the next twenty five days to gather enough speed to continue its journey and if successful the mission will see india become only the fourth space program to make it to the red planet after the soviet union the u.s. and you are. right on the bottom. of next star look at life after time behind bars in guantanamo. what's happened is law enforcement and the national security agency has gone behind our collective backs and tried to accomplish this using the courts in secret and that's truly what the issue is a broken whatever trust and violated whatever trust we may have had and that's the real issue and they're going to have to earn that back the hard way.
flights. plus. the president did not keep his promise. two years later one ton and now is still operating. could shutting the door on that detention center really and the trauma of one timeout. and can the closing of the prison really liberate us it once held captive . it's not that i feel lonely i am lonely for him and who could possibly understand
what i have experienced in guantanamo when i talk about it even screws most. no one is able to imagine. and the flag flew over camp delta and guantanamo bay cuba where you know the detainees are housed. to honor all those service members and civilian who have lost their lives during the global war on terrorism and those who continue defend the ideals of freedom and democracy throughout the world so i really appreciate that because i very much enjoyed serving my country. it's painful and it makes me sad that there are those who think my service is not honorable. if anyone googles my name torture will come out because my name was put in books of all types.